Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
  • Venue: Theatre 42
  • Event Date & Time: 4/27/2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Director: Richard Lee Waldeck
  • Written By: Robert Harling
  • Hosted By: INNOVAtheatre
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Event Details

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.


"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News.

"…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." —Drama-Logue.

"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.



  • Izzy Harlow as Shelby Eatonton-Latcherie
  • Angela Riley (Dutton) as M'Lynn Eatonton
  • Faith Whitt as Clairee Belcher
  • Tori T. Tuccillo as Ouiser Boudreaux
  • Denise Schnieders as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
  • Rachel Smith as Truvy Jones

Production Staff

  • Directed by: Richard Lee Waldeck
  • Production Stage Manager: Jamie Pavlofsky
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Malcolm Casey
  • Lighting Engineer: Jacqlyn Schott
  • Sound Engineer: Alex Ross
  • Wigs by: Ponitz Career Technology Center Cosmetology Class
  • Run Crew: Johnathan Carrington
  • Costume Run Crew: Tamar Fishbein